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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

George Maina

62 2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Philip Lopokoiyit

48 2010 Finance Director, Director

Dirk Eloff

57 2014 Operations General Manager

Simukai Munjanganja

41 2013 Head of Legal

Chris Burrell

55 2013 Managing Director, Director

Lina Githuka

44 2014 Head of Marketing

Razeeah Belath

36 2012 Head of Human Resources

Jerry Gilbert

61 2013 Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs

R. Ngobi

54 2002 Company Secretary

Jonathan Ciano

64 2012 Non-Executive Director

M. Janmohamed

61 2012 Non-Executive Director

Teddy Mapunda

40 2014 Non-Executive Director

Gayling May

71 2005 Non-Executive Director

C. Musyoka

42 2011 Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

George Maina

Mr. George A. Maina has served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of British American Tobacco Kenya Ltd since September 1, 2013. He served as Non-Executive Director of the Company between November 2010 and September 1, 2013. He is an engineer by profession. He worked with the Shell Group of Companies for 26 years during which time he served in senior management in Kenya, Jamaica and Ghana. In 1998, he was appointed Managing Director of Kenya Shell and BP Kenya Ltd before leaving corporate employment to pursue private business in 2004. He holds directorships in NIC Bank, Insurance Company of East Africa, Afrika Investment Bank, Faulu Kenya Limited and Nairobi Stock Exchange. He is also a Trustee of Starehe Boys Centre, Africa Conservation Centre and Gertrude Gardens Children’s Hospital. He holds a Bachelors degree in Aeronautics Engineering from Loughborough University.

Philip Lopokoiyit

Mr. Philip Lopokoiyit has served as Finance Director, Director of British American Tobacco Kenya Ltd since November 2010. He was previously the BAT West Africa Area Finance Director, based in Lagos. He has experience in financial management and has served in senior management over the last 10 years as Head of Finance in several BAT business units. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and holds Masters of Business Administration degree from Warwick Business School.

Dirk Eloff

Mr. Dirk Eloff has served as Operations General Manager of British American Tobacco Kenya Ltd since January 2014. Joined BAT in January 1982. He has filled various Operations roles in Kenya, Pakistan, the UK, Turkey and South Africa. He joined the Leadership Team in January 2014 in his current role.

Simukai Munjanganja

Mr. Simukai D. Munjanganja has served as Head of Legal of British American Tobacco Kenya Ltd since 2013. Joined BAT in 2000. He has held several management roles in both Legal and Corporate & Regulatory Affairs in Southern Africa and the United Kingdom and most recently as Global Regulation Counsel based in the Group Head Office. He joined the Leadership Team in 2013 in his current role.

Chris Burrell

Mr. Chris Burrell has served as Managing Director, Director of British American Tobacco Kenya Ltd since June 1, 2013. Prior to joining the Company, he was based in Cairo, Egypt, where was Area Director in charge of North Africa. He has also been General Manager for the Suisse unit. He has more than three decades’ experience in the tobacco industry. He has previously worked in Nairobi where he was the Area Director in charge of East Africa from July 2001 and later took charge of Equatorial Africa in a similar position between 2004 and 2006.

Lina Githuka

Ms. Lina Githuka has served as Head of Marketing of British American Tobacco Kenya Ltd since January 2014. Joined BAT in September 2000. She has held various management positions in Kenya, South Africa and Uganda. Lina becomes the first Kenyan Head of Marketing. She joined the Leadership Team in January 2014 in her current role.

Razeeah Belath

Ms. Razeeah Belath has served as Head of Human Resources of British American Tobacco Kenya Ltd since August 2012. She joined the Company in September 2001 as a Management Trainee in Human Resources. She has held several senior HR management roles including Area Head of Talent in Sub-Saharan Africa and most recently Eastern Europe Middle East Africa Regional Head of Talent in 2010

Jerry Gilbert

Mr. Jerry Gilbert has served as Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs of British American Tobacco Kenya Ltd since January 2013. He joined the Group in 1977. He has held a variety of senior management roles in Marketing and CORA and recently as Head of Regulatory Affairs for the Southern Africa Area.

R. Ngobi

Ms. R. T. Ngobi has served as Company Secretary of British American Tobacco Kenya Ltd since August 2002. She also serves as Secretary to the Board’s Nominations Committee. She was educated in both Kenya and the United Kingdom and qualified as a lawyer in 1985. She previously worked with Unilever Kenya Limited for 15 years as Company Secretary with responsibilities for legal support and services to Unilever’s operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. She was Area Legal Counsel for BAT East and Central Africa Area until June 2010 when she retired from full time employment with the Company but retained her role as Company Secretary. She also serves as Member of the Nominations Committee for BAT.

Jonathan Ciano

Dr. Jonathan Ciano has served as Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco Kenya Ltd since July 5, 2012. He is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer of Uchumi Supermarkets. He brings over 25 years of experience in Regional and International management. Dr. Ciano holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree in Finance, a MBA in Strategy and Finance and a honorary doctorate in humanities. He is a Fellow of Certified Public Accountant and a Fellow of KIM. He is the Chair of ICPAK Disciplinary and is a Board member of the Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited and Investeq Capital Limited.

M. Janmohamed

Mr. M. Janmohamed has served as Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco Kenya Ltd since November 1, 2012. Additionally, Mr. Mohamed serves as Managing Director of Serena Hotels Africa and as Head of the Tourism Department for Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) and is responsible for 35 Hotels, Lodges and Safari resorts located in 9 countries in Africa and Asia. Mr. Janmohamed’s work experience includes Senior Management positions in Europe and Africa. He is the Founder Chairman of the Kenya Tourism Federation and a Trustee of the East African Wildlife Society. He is a Director on the Kenya Tourism Board and Kenya Land Conservation Trust. He is also a member on the Eastern Africa Association Advisory Council.

Teddy Mapunda

Ms. Teddy Hollo Mapunda has served as Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco Kenya Ltd since October 1, 2014. She is the founder of Montage Limited, a consultancy and creative agency based in Tanzania. She has over 20 years of leadership experience in public relations, customer service, administration and sales.

Gayling May

Mr. Gayling Richard May has served as Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco Kenya Ltd since September 2005. He has accounting background and is Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has worked in various countries and has a history of 37 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is currently Regional Representative of the Eastern Africa Association. He holds directorships in Groove Limited, Airside Limited (Swissport Kenya), Heritage Insurance Company Limited, CFC Stanbic Bank Limited, CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited, CFC Financial Services Limited and CFC Life Assurance Company Limited.

C. Musyoka

Ms. C. Musyoka has served as Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco Kenya Ltd since February 2011. She is a lawyer by profession. She was previously Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer at K-Rep Bank. Prior to this she was a Board member and Corporate Director of Barclays Bank Kenya. She currently provides consulting and training services for various local and commercial banks and insurance companies. She holds directorships in Transcentury Ltd, SOS Childrens' Villages and Alliance Capital Partners.